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The Night Country by Stewart O'Nan
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Sep 28, 09

Read in September, 2009

This book was full of everything I don't like about short stories, stretched out into a novel. I was put off by the stylized, cinematic opening, the sort of tour-guide-to-the-landscape voice, but figured I could bear up until the story got underway. Which, for me, it never did. I was caught up in the action for a few pages at the end, but the rest of the time I was bored and bored. I had heard good things about O'Nan, and his subject matter always seems interesting, so it's a bit of a downer to know I'm probably not going to enjoy him.

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message 1: by Luann (new)

Luann All of O'Nan's books are very different from each other -- some I've really liked and others less so. I wouldn't write him off completely without trying again. My favorite so far was A Prayer for the Dying -- a tough but moving novel written in second person (but he pulls it off completely in my opinion). The Circus Fire book was very interesting as well. I don't know your taste, but I do know that the books are really different -- you might like something else.

Alisa OK, thanks, I'll keep an open mind. The other book of his I was thinking about reading is Last Night at the Lobster.

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